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September 3, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

September 4, Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Fall Flower Festival and

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – vendors – food – music –   

over 1,898 varieties of plants available

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

Come enjoy two full days of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of our spectacular gardens, as well as our Craft & Farmers’ Market. Free admission and parking.

 

Saturday, September 3rd, 9:00 – 5:00

 

 *9:30 – 10:30:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*10:30 – 11:30:  Perennial Cut-Flower Gardening with Louise Hyde

*11:30 – 12:30:  Funky, Far-Out & Fabulous Plants with David Hyde

*1:00 – 2:00:  Marvelous Medicinal Roots with Kerry Adams

*2:30 – 3:15:  East Asian Herbs with Patrick McDuffee

*3:30 – 4:30:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee at 9:30 & 3:30

Join Patrick McDuffee, the 3rd generation of Well-Sweep, on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick is the grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde, carrying on his stories while providing his own insight gained from his B.S. in Biology and enthusiasm for medicinal herbs and the interesting uses of plants.

 

Perennial Cut-Flower Gardening with Louise Hyde at 10:30

Louise Hyde, co-founder of Well-Sweep Herb Farm, is always surrounded by flowers. Learn about perennial gardening for color and pizzazz year-round in your home. Louise will cover her favorite perennials for fresh and dried flower arrangements, their seasons of bloom and how she maintains them in her different gardens.

 

Funky, Far-Out & Fabulous Plants with David Hyde at 11:30

Join David Hyde, owner of Well-Sweep, for Funky, Far-out, and Fabulous Plants for your home and garden. With a family plant collection that spans 53 years – unique and interesting cultivars abound. David will cover a wide array of far-out houseplants, fabulous perennials for your garden or containers, funky succulents and more. He will go over their care requirements and how to maintain healthy specimens throughout the year. You’re going to want a bigger window and garden after learning about all these beauties.

 

Marvelous Medicinal Roots with Kerry Adams at 1:00

It’s time to gather our herbal root harvest. Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 46 years, as she takes you on a journey into the healing world of medicinal plants. We will focus on Kerry’s favorite wild roots, their nutritional and medicinal uses. Learn some tricks for easier harvest and the best harvest time for each plant. This free introductory lecture is part 1 of a 2-part series. Sign-up for the more hands on 2-hr part 2, Medicinal Wild Roots Preparations – see Saturday, September 24th.

 

East Asian Herbs with Patrick McDuffee at 2:30

Come learn how to grow the flavors of East Asia on your windowsill or in your garden with Patrick McDuffee of Well-Sweep. We will explore herbs from India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Come learn how to successfully grow these plants in your garden or on your windowsill to enhance your cuisine and expand your palate.

 

Sunday, September 4th, 10:00 – 4:00

 

*10:00 – 11:00:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*11:00 – 12:00:  Fantastic Fall Perennials with David Hyde

*12:00 – 1:00:  Building a Butterfly Garden with Lori Myers Princiotto

*1:00 – 2:00:  Herbs for Autumn and Building Immunity with Cheryl Karcher

*2:30 – 3:30:  Afternoon Herbal Teas with Patrick McDuffee

 

Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee at 10:00

Join Patrick McDuffee, the 3rd generation of Well-Sweep, on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick is the grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde, carrying on his stories while providing his own insight gained from his B.S. in Biology and enthusiasm for medicinal herbs and the interesting uses of plants.

 

Fantastic Fall Perennials with David Hyde at 11:00

Join David Hyde, owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm and plant specialist, as he shows off his favorite fall perennials for fabulous late-season color, deer resistance, and pollinator benefits. David will cover selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining them. From new to native, sun to shade and color to texture – he will explore great additions to your garden.

 

Building a Butterfly Garden with Lori Myers Princiotto at 12:00

This July, the International Union for Conservation of Nature put the Monarch butterfly on the endangered list. Lori Myers Princiotto, a teacher and gardener, has established home, school and community gardens, specifically concentrating on attracting butterflies and beneficial pollinators. She was gifted a few caterpillars to raise with her son in 2016, which led to her raising over 400 monarchs in 2017. Since then she has become a self-taught butterfly aficionado, supplementing her gardens with plants from Well-Sweep. Come learn how to attract butterflies to your gardens by planting host plants and nectar sources and help save the Monarchs in peril.

 

Herbs for Autumn and Building Immunity with Cheryl Karcher at 1:00

Join herbalist Cheryl Karcher and learn about our herbal plant allies and how they tone and build our immune system. Including these herbs now in our health regimen will boost our immunity as we enter into the cold and flu season. It’s not too late to plant these herbs! Cheryl studied for four years with David Winston, RH, (AHG), graduating from his 2-year Clinical Herbalist Training, Therapeutics, & Graduate Programs. She combines these studies with years of experience in the professional culinary industry to create fine herbal products and individualized healing protocols for her clients. This free introductory lecture is part 1 of a 2-part series. Sign-up for the more hands on 2-hr part 2, Using Immune Boosting Herbs in your Health Regimen – see Sunday, October 2nd.

 

Afternoon Herbal Tea with Patrick McDuffee at 2:30

Sit down with Patrick McDuffee of Well-Sweep for a delicious afternoon herbal tea tasting. Sip a few samples of his favorite fresh cut herbals, from native to exotic, as he lectures on their benefits and lore. Windowsill and garden growing tips will be covered for fresh cut teas with some brewing basics. For the full ex-tea-rience, sign-up for his Mad Herbal Tea Party – see Sunday, September 18th.

 

Food Vendor:

– Sonny’s II Pizza & Pasta from Hackettstown

Enjoy some fresh slices and the best garlic knots in NJ in between lectures and shopping our vendors.

 

Music:

– Anastasia Lasky – Unwelcomed

 

Vendors:

– AlbaDeezPaints

– Celtic Chairde Creations

– Golden Goddess Gem

– Hilltop Herbals

– House of Cork Handbags with Diana

– Juniper Tree Spices

– Let’s Get Corny (Sunday only)

– Lola B Head Hand-Crafted Soap & Soy Candles (Saturday only)

– MotMot Collective

– Out of my Gourd

– Paper Creations by Debbie M.

– Pots-i-tivity

– Queen Bee Elizabeth

– Ruth Ratliff Voice & Vibrational Sound Therapist (Saturday only)

– Scented Reminders (Sunday only)

– Uncommon Artwear

– Under Angels’ Wings

– Upcycle Candles (Saturday only)

  

 

September 10, Saturday, 9:00 – 6:00

 

Visit us at Belvidere Heritage Day – Belvidere, NJ

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

September 10, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Pressed Flower Workshop

 

Linda Conrad will teach you how to use pressed flowers and botanicals to create a matted 5”x7” picture – you will choose from a wide variety of colors and types. Important techniques will be demonstrated. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

September 17, Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30

 

Herbal Spice Blends

 

Come spend a pleasurable afternoon creating several tasty herbal blends. We will make homemade vanilla extract, meat rubs, herbal salts and herb infused oil. Everyone will participate in the preparation of these delicious treats and take home a container of each to enjoy. Reservations are required. $45.00.

 

 

September 18, Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Mad Tea Party

 

Join Patrick of Well-Sweep Herb Farm for a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy samples of his favorite fresh-cut herbal teas, from common to unusual, as he lectures on their benefits and lore. Windowsill and garden growing tips will be covered as well as harvesting, drying and brewing. Crazy hats encouraged. Reservations are required. $39.00.

 

 

September 24, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Medicinal Root Preparations

 

Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 48 years, for Part 2 of Marvelous Medicinal Roots (Part 1 presented on Saturday, September 3). Come explore these herbals for you and your family’s own health and enjoyment – roots for food, teas, tinctures, syrups, poultices and compresses. Material list will be emailed prior to class. Learn more about Kerry here. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

October 2, Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Using Immune Boosting Herbs for your Health Regimen

 

Come learn how to create effective herbal botanicals to enhance your health and well-being with Cheryl Karcher, a clinical herbalist, of Hilltop Herbals. This will be Part 2 of Herbs for Autumn and Building Immunity presented on Saturday, September 3. A full demonstration with recipes and samples to take home will be provided – a delicious syrup and a tasty therapeutic tea blend. Learn more about Cheryl here. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

October 8, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Soap Making

 

Learn how to make all-natural, homemade soap using lard and lye. Various methods and ingredients will be covered. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs to create your own specialty soap. Wear old clothes. Reservations are required. $39.00.

 

 

November 5, Saturday – December 23, Friday

 

Christmas in the Country

 

At this time of year, the Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland. The greenhouse is stocked with a selection of attractive windowsill herbs, tender perennials in bloom, and unique topiaries. From culinary, fragrant, medicinal, and unusual herbs to citrus trees and carnivorous plants; to potpourri, home decor, essential oils, and Christmas decorations, you’re sure to find something for the special someone on your list! Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

 

After Thanksgiving our beautiful handmade fresh evergreen wreaths, sprays and arrangements will be available. We are accepting orders for custom wreaths.

 

Bring your holiday guests – come visit!

 

 

November 12, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Dream Pillows

 

Enhance your sleep, uplift your mood and brighten your dreams with an Herbal Dream Pillow! Learn the properties of several herbs that aid in sleep, then combine them into your own blend and sew them into a 4″ x 6″ pillow. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

November 25, Friday, 11:00 & 2:00

November 26, Saturday, 11:00 & 2:00

 

Holiday Greenhouse Tours

 

Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. Free.

 

 

December 2, Friday, 12:00 – 9:00

December 3, Saturday, 10:00 – 9:00

December 4, Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00

 

Visit us at the German Christmas Market

 

Visit us at the 21st annual German Christmas Market at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, NJ. Click here for more for more information.

 

 

December 3, Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

 

Evergreen Christmas Wreath

 

Create your own holiday decoration – a beautiful fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire-wrapped onto a metal-form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful bow. Please bring gloves and pruning shears. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

December 6, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 (pm)

 

Evergreen Christmas Tree

 

Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, ribbon, and other novelties. Completed height approximately 18”. One of our most popular evergreen pieces. Bring clippers. Reservations are required. $48.00.

 

 

December 8, Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 (pm)

 

Evergreen Christmas Wreath

 

Create your own holiday decoration – a beautiful fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire-wrapped onto a metal-form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful bow. Please bring gloves and pruning shears. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

December 10, Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

 

Holiday Centerpiece

 

Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. We will add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow. The approximate size is 14″. Bring gloves and clippers. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

December 10, Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30 (pm)

 

Evergreen Christmas Tree

 

Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, ribbon, and other novelties. Completed height approximately 18”. One of our most popular evergreen pieces. Bring clippers. Reservations are required. $48.00.

 

 

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May 28 & 29, Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 & Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Spring Open House

  & Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – vendors – food –

over 1,898 varieties of plants available

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

            Enjoy two full days of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of our spectacular gardens, as well as our Craft & Farmers’ Market. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available starting this day. Free admission and parking.

 

Saturday, May 28, 9:00 – 5:00

 *9:30 – 10:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*10:30 – 11:30: Natives & Nativars with David Hyde

*12:00 – 1:00: Cooking With Flowers with Louise Hyde

*1:00 – 2:00: Marvelous Medicinals with Kerry Adams

*2:30 – 3:30: Dazzling Perennials with David Hyde

*3:30 – 4:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee at 9:30 & 3:30

Join Patrick McDuffee, the 3rd generation of Well-Sweep, on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick is the grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde, carrying on his stories while providing his own insight gained from his degree in Biology and enthusiasm for medicinal herbs.

 

Natives & Nativars with David Hyde at 10:30

Discover how to support our indigenous bird, butterfly and insect populations. Join David Hyde, owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm and plant specialist, in a presentation on perennial natives and nativars for your garden. Learn the benefits of these beauties and how to introduce them into the garden and keep them happy. David will cover plants for sun and shade as he teaches how to select, transplant, grow and maintain them.

 

Cooking With Flowers with Louise Hyde at 12:00

Louise Hyde, founder of Well-Sweep Herb Farm, is always surrounded by flowers. Learn how to add extra color and nutrition to your plate or in your cup. Louise will cover her favorite culinary flowers and herbs, how to grow them and what recipes she incorporates them into.

 

Marvelous Medicinals with Kerry Adams at 1:00

The plant world offers many options for preventing and treating illnesses. Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 46 years, as she takes you on a journey into the healing world of medicinal plants.  She will share her favorite amazing medicinal herbs to support & nurture the mind, body & spirit.

 

Dazzling Perennials with David Hyde at 2:30

Join David Hyde avid plant enthusiast, noted lecturer and owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business, for a presentation on knock-out gorgeous perennials for a variety of conditions. David will select some of his favorite classic, unusual and rare plants and how to provide them with the proper conditions for success in your garden.

 

Sunday, May 29, 10:00 – 4:00

*10:00 – 11:00: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*11:00 – 12:00: Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

*12:30 – 1:30: Exploring Edible Flowers with Cheryl Karcher

*1:30 – 2:30: Herbal Deep Dive with Patrick McDuffee

*2:30 – 3:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee at 10:00 & 2:30

Join Patrick McDuffee, the 3rd generation of Well-Sweep, on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick is the grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde, carrying on his stories while providing his own insight gained from his degree in Biology and enthusiasm for medicinal herbs.

 

Lovely Lavender and Top Garden Favorites with David Hyde at 11:00

Join David Hyde, owner of Well-Sweep, for his talk on Lovely Lavender. David will cover growing, enjoying and harvesting this herb. The history, best varieties, tips and tricks, as well as the many healing benefits of lavender will be covered. Also some of his Top Garden Favorites for all growing conditions – sure to add some sparkle to your gardens.

 

Exploring Edible Flowers with Cheryl Karcher at 12:30

The flowers of a plant bring forth and fully express their uplifting life force, allowing us to embrace their energy in our lives as we engage with them. Join herbalist Cheryl Karcher as she shares a multitude of edible flowers, their flavor profiles and medicinal applications. She will share some recipes as well as a candied flower demonstration. Cheryl studied for four years with David Winston, RH, (AHG), graduating from his 2-year Clinical Herbalist Training, Therapeutics, & Graduate Programs. She combines these studies with years of experience in the professional culinary industry to create fine herbal products and individualized healing protocols for her clients.

 

Herbal Deep Dive with Patrick McDuffee at 1:30

Sit down with Patrick McDuffee of Well-Sweep for a deep dive into Well-Sweep’s massive collection.  From Asia to Africa, the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, come explore the flavor possibilities that are often overlooked with so much to see here at Well-Sweep. Patrick will highlight the more obscure geraniums, sage, rosemary, and oreganos just to scratch the surface. We might go over on thyme.

 

 

June 11, Saturday, 10:00 – 3:00

 

Native Plant Sale at Lincoln Park West, Jersey City

 

Celebrate the bees, butterflies, beetles, hummingbirds 

and other creatures whose hard work is central to the food web. 

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

With summer flowers just about to bloom the Hudson County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of NJ is gearing up for a spring native plant sale Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm in Lincoln Park West, Jersey City .  NPSNJ is partnering with Friends of Lincoln Park, Canco Park Conservancy, Jersey City Parks Coalition and the Hudson County Parks Department.

For Saturday’s sale Well Sweep Herb Farm, home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country, will come with two truckloads of wildlife friendly plants, small shrubs, fresh herbs, veggies and selection of house plants. The sale features over 127 varieties of Natives for all growing conditions, as well as three free informative presentations listed below.

 

Natives, Nativars and Pollinator Plants in your Backyard: 2:00

Owner David Hyde will speak at 2:00 pm about native plants and creating a backyard habitat. 

 

“Native plants are more than just decorative, they are gardening with purpose and provide food and shelter for important pollinators, small mammals and migratory birds,” said Co-leader Kim Correro, “They bring abundant life to any garden and improve air quality, prevent stormwater runoff and decrease pollution.” 

 

Jersey City Guided Bird Walk, 10:30

At 10:30 am Jersey City Birds will host a bird walk and point out Lincoln Park West’s rare combination of different plant habitats, from marshland to urban forest, that can host water birds, song birds, and raptors in close proximity. On eBird 204 species have been recorded in Lincoln Park West to date, from Barn Owls to American Woodcock, and, in January 2022, even Bald Eagles. 

 

Guided Nature Walk: 11:30

At 11:30 am there will be a guided nature walk of the area with special guests John and Susan Landau.  The Landau’s will talk with participants about invasive species and how to recognize and eradicate them.  They are highly regarded along with others in their community for their volunteer efforts in restoring and preserving Foote’s Pond Wood in Morristown, NJ. 

 

The Hudson County Chapter of NPSNJ is also in partnership with Mayor Mike Gonnelli and the Secaucus Environmental Department.  They are in the middle of constructing a new ecological park for the community in Secaucus across from Hudson Regional Hospital.  The park will be ADA wheelchair accessible and include a pollinator garden, sensory garden, and three rain gardens. A first planting of native plants is set for Monday, June 13th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and the public is invited to volunteer and get involved with the project. Link to sign up here.

June 19, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

June 25, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Lavender Crafts

 

With lavender in full bloom – enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating two beautiful projects from this fragrant herb. We will make a 6″ lavender wreath and a lavender wand, using fresh lavender – delightful decorations for your home. Lavender refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $42.00.

 

 

July 2, Saturday, 11:00 – 2:00

 

Lovely Lavender and Lunch

 

Come and enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Our day begins at 11:00 with ‘Lovely Lavender,’ a presentation by David Hyde on growing, enjoying and harvesting this herb. The history, best varieties, tips and tricks, as well as the many healing benefits of lavender will be covered.

 

A tasty lavender lunch will follow at 12:00. At 1:00 enjoy an activity creating your very own 8” lavender wreath Come experience this wonderful fragrant herb. Reservations are required. $54.00.

 

 

July 16, Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30

 

Planter Pockets

 

Join Emma Rimi for a fun filled afternoon, creating and designing two 6.5” x 4.5” ceramic wall pocket planters from clay. A project for your favorite succulent or other plant friends. Textures and supplies will be provided to make your piece personalized and unique. Each project will be glazed, fired and ready for pick up at the farm 3 weeks after the workshop; everything is included. Wear old clothes. Reservations are required. $60.00. 

 

 

August 5 – 13, Friday – Saturday, 10:00 – 10:00

 

Visit us at the NJ State Fair – Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

 

Click here for more information. 

 

 

August 20, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Herb Vinegars, Oils and Pesto

 

With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments. This class will feature the creation of two oils, two vinegars and a pesto to take home. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $40.00.

 

 

August 21, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

August 27, Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Bringing in the Harvest

 

With your garden bursting forth with the bounty of your efforts, come learn how to preserve your harvest. The art of drying, freezing, and canning your herbs, vegetables, and fruit will enable you to enjoy the benefits of your garden year-round. Shortcuts, as well as tried and true methods, will be covered. Reservations are required. $35.00. 

 

 

 

For more information – call (908) 852-5390 or e-mail us at info@wellsweep.com.


 

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Herb Garden Tours

       Farm lecture tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Tour our impressive culinary, medicinal, and formal herb gardens; also visit the gift shop and farm animals. Lecture subjects include the history, uses, and cultivation of herbs, as well as herbal recipe suggestions. Tours can be tailored to specific topics.
Offered May through October, tours are $11.00 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. Box lunches are available for groups of 15 or more, or if you prefer to bring your own – a picnic area is provided. Call us today to schedule your group’s tour.

 

Call For More Details(908) 852-5390

 

       Special events are held rain or shine and will not be canceled – (except in situations beyond our control). A check mailed to us will reserve your place. Your canceled check is your confirmation. Refunds minus a $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be issued to those canceling at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
E-Mail: info@wellsweep.com

 

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